6 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs

Prevent infection
Good hygiene and keeping up with yearly vaccinations against flu and pneumonia (if necessary) will help you avoid seasonal illnesses. Steer clear of others who are ill and wash your hands regularly. Keep workstations that are used by many people as sterile as possible.

Visit your doctor regularly
Have your doctor check out any changes to your health, no matter how small or insignificant you think they are, particularly if you start to suffer from breathlessness, a persistent cough, chest pain or fatigue.

Exercise
Moderate exercise which leaves you feeling breathless will help your lung function and improve your overall health. Breathing exercises such as belly breathing will help you to increase lung function as well as relax and allow more oxygen to reach your muscles.

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